AG Jeff Sessions: 'I Do Have Confidence' in Rod Rosenstein
AG Jeff Sessions: 'I Do Have Confidence' in Rod Rosenstein
Sessions testifies before Senate panel
26 April, 2018, 13:18
Leahy said the Justice Department is "under siege", with Trump's "relentless, and I think baseless attacks" on senior leaders of the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the full Appropriations Committee. Unlike in the criminal justice system, immigrants are allowed to have legal counsel but the government is not obligated to provide it, so many undocumented immigrants have no legal help as they argue their case to stay in the US.
Sessions said he did seek advice from career ethics officials within the Justice Department over whether he should have recused himself.
Sessions, however, would not say if he would resign if Rosenstein or Mueller were fired. "It would be inappropriate for me to do so".
Later, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., asked Sessions if he would recuse himself from the Cohen investigation if he discovered any relationship between it and the probe of the Trump campaign. "It is the policy of the Department of Justice that those who recuse themselves not state the details of it or confirm the existence of a investigation or the scope or nature of that investigation". "I think the best answer from me after giving it some thought is to say that I should not announce that".
In one combative exchange with Democrat Chris Van Hollen, Sessions backed Trump's decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, an adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney, without consulting Justice Department experts. But he would not answer Coons' question about whether he'd talked about Cohen with anyone in the White House.
Sessions replied, "I do have confidence in him".
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Sessions, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, has been in the news in the past for recusing himself from the FBI's investigation into Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation.
Under questioning by Democratic Sen.
"I believe it is not appropriate for me to opine or give my thoughts at this point, given the fact that I'm recused", Sessions said.
"I feel the same way about that question", Sessions said.
Sessions told the subcommittee on Wednesday that while he has "previously expressed some concerns about the program", he heard from bipartisan members of the committee that led him to reverse course.
Leahy also pressed Sessions about whether he would consider resigning in protest should the President fire Rosenstein, a scenario that was raised in reports last week. "That calls for a speculative answer", Sessions told Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, when asked if he would resign if either Rosenstein and Mueller was sacked.
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